Devendra Basnet

The contributor for Republica.

2.6 million voters to participate in elections from Province 5

Published On: December 7, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 7: Altogether 2,584,910 voters from 10 districts of Province 5 will be taking part in the much-awaited parliamentary and provincial elections on Thursday.  There are 12 districts in this province but Rukum and Rolpa have already taken part in the first phase of elections.

First-time voters excited over polls

Published On: December 6, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 6: A long queue for voter registration a few months ago and another queue on Tuesday for her voter identity card haven't diminished the excitement of Manakali Pun of Ghorahi at the idea of voting for the first time.

Rebel candidates pose challenge to left alliance in Salyan

Published On: December 3, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 3: After the district leadership of the CPN (Maoist Center) fielded rebel candidates against the left alliance candidates, the alliance is facing a tough challenge in the communist stronghold Salyan in the upcoming election.

Security beefed up in border areas ahead of elections

Published On: December 3, 2017 03:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 3: With the objective of conducting peaceful and systematic elections, security has been beefed up along Indo-Nepal border in Dang district.

'Election used to be simple and cheaper in the past'

Published On: December 2, 2017 10:50 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Dec 1: Octogenarian Tilak Bahadur Dangi had voted for the first time almost sixty years ago in 1959. The eighty-seven-year-old local of Tulasipur still has vivid memory of the general election of February 18 that year. Election those days used to be simple and cheaper, he reminisces. Nepali Congress had secured a two-thirds majority in the first parliamentary election of the country, which picked up late BP Koirala as the first elected prime minister of the country. Dangi fondly recalls the historic election even to this day.

Eight including temporary police injured in Dang bomb explosion

Published On: November 28, 2017 05:51 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 28: Eight people were injured in a bomb blast in Tulsipur on Monday.

Thabang shuns elections activities

Published On: November 16, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 16: Thabang, the hotbed of the Maoist revolution in Dang, had shown firm reservation against election campaigns in the past. Stating that politicians whom they elected had neglected their plight, Thabang residents boycotted political events in the past. As a positive sign, the locality opened itself to local level elections held recently.

2 killed, 10 injured in Dang vehicle collision

Published On: November 12, 2017 10:01 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 12: At least two people were killed while 10 others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred at Lamahi municipality -1 on early Sunday.

Seven candidates look to repeat election victory

Published On: November 10, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Nov 10: Reinforced with the backing of CPN-UML, Krishna Bahadur Mahara of CPN (Maoist Center) registered his candidacy for the parliamentary polls from constituency 2 of Dang district on Thursday.

Displaced twice, Dang flood victims losing hope

Published On: August 19, 2017 07:54 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, August 19: Shambhu Badi of Bakharaiya, Tulsipur, lost his house to Babai flood three years ago. He had few belongings inside the house, which were also swept away. For a few days he slept under the open sky at the river bank.

Dang sees 2 flood deaths, 300 locals displaced

Published On: August 13, 2017 03:07 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, Aug 12:  Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall since Friday has claimed two lives and displaced 300 locals in Dang district.

Locals unimpressed with representatives' achievements

Published On: August 6, 2017 03:45 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

It has been more than a month since the local representatives were elected. But unfortunately they have not made any visible progress so far and this has disappointed the locals. So far the representatives have not implemented any of their plans though they had made numerous promises before the elections

2 killed scooter accident

Published On: July 21, 2017 10:53 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 21: Two persons were killed in a scooter accident that took place at Ward-1 of Rapti Rural  Municipality in Dang district.

Kusunda man’s foray into politics

Published On: July 19, 2017 08:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 18: An interesting thing happened at the Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City’s office on Monday and locals present at the scene were delighted to witness it. A member from the Kusunda community was taking oath of office along with other members of the newly sub-metropolis’s executive team. Dhan Bahadur Kusunda was the center of attraction.

Murder suspects of businessman Shrestha land in police net

Published On: July 11, 2017 04:58 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 11: The police have arrested three suspects including the mastermind of murder of Tulsipur-based businessman Rajkumar Shrestha from India.

Two killed, 26 injured in Salyan bus accident

Published On: July 9, 2017 10:00 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 10: Two people died and 26 were injured when a bus met with an accident in Salikhola of Salyan on Sunday.

Two died in bus accident

Published On: July 9, 2017 12:39 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 9: Two people died in a bus accident in Salyan district while 28 others are injured.

UML leader Pandey elected mayor of Tulsipur Sub-metropolis

Published On: July 7, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 7: CPN-UML leader Ghanshyam Pandey has been elected mayor of Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City defeating Nepali Congress candidate Gehendra Giri.

Former MPs soundly defeated in mayoral races

Published On: July 7, 2017 12:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 6: Some former parliamentarians who contested the posts of mayor in Rapti zone during the recent local polls have been defeated.

Fortune turns around for UML as it wins in Ghorahi after 20 yrs

Published On: July 3, 2017 11:30 PM NPT By: Devendra Basnet

DANG, July 3: After a winless streak for 20 long years, CPN-UML has finally registered victory in Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City, an important constituency of Dang district during the recently held local polls.